31 Sea lion hides
Production State: There are so many sea lions living around Takeshima in this prefecture, but only a small number of them have been caught. Yozaburo NAKAI of Saigo-cho, Oki District, began his sea lion hunting business last year (1902). Since Takeshima officially came under the jurisdiction of the Oki Islands Branch Office in February of this year (1905), sea lion hides are being introduced to the public as a product of this prefecture. In June of this year (1905), "Takeshima Gyoryo Goshi-Kaisha" was established.
While the major role of this company is hunting sea lions, a tanner was employed from Himeji City to do processing. This prefecture established rules in order to protect sea lion breeding, and the number of fishermen who are allowed to capture sea lions is controlled by the rules in this prefecture.
Place of Production: Surrounding Areas of Takeshima, Oki District
Market: Not much time has passed since the company's establishment, and the amount of production is still low, but it appears that the business is growing. The main markets of the products are Osaka and Hokkaido.
Commerce and Industry Overview of Shimane Prefecture
31 Sea lion hides
|Document title||Commerce and Industry Overview of Shimane Prefecture|
|Date created (Western calendar)||September 7, 1910|
|Date created (Japanese era)||September 7, Meiji 43|
|Author(s) / Editor(s)||Shimane Prefecture Department of the Interior|
|Publisher||Shimane Prefecture Department of the Interior|
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|Content||This is the introduction of commerce and industry of Shimane Prefecture, and there is an article which mentions Takeshima in the section of the "Place of Production" for the "Sea Lion Hides" in the part of "Marine Products." Also, in the "Production State," there is an explanation about "Takeshima Gyoryo Goshi-Kaisha," the fishing company established by Yozaburo NAKAI. This material also describes that Shimane Prefecture had controlled the fishing around Takeshima as follows: "This prefecture established rules in order to protect sea lion breeding, and the number of fishermen who are allowed to capture sea lions is controlled by the rules in this prefecture."|